Behavioral PHA – Weight Management
To qualify for this benefit you must complete a Health Questionnaire and return it to the Department. The Questionnaire must indicate that you or your child over the age of five:
- Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) in the obese or underweight range and
- Want to improve health through weight management.
You earn points by signing up to participate in monitored weight management activities. You may also qualify for this benefit if you are significantly underweight.
Weight Management participants receive a voucher to help pay for their weight management program fees at a participating vendor.
Behavioral PHA – Tobacco Cessation
To qualify for this benefit you must complete a Health Questionnaire and return it to the Department. The Questionnaire must indicate that you or your child:
- Want to quit using tobacco
You earn points by signing up to participate in tobacco cessation activities.
Tobacco Cessation participants receive a voucher to help pay for tobacco cessation products at a participating vendor.
After you earn PHA points
You can trade them in (one point = $1) for an authorization that can be used at businesses and organizations that accept the PHA benefit.
You cannot receive both Weight Management and Tobacco Cessation PHA benefits at the same time.
Wellness PHA – If you pay a monthly premium ($10 or $15) for your child’s Medicaid coverage, your child is eligible for the wellness PHA benefit. You can earn 10 points per month for keeping your child’s well-child checks and immunizations current. One point = $1. The points will be subtracted from your monthly Medicaid premiums.
Note: Participants on the Home Care for Certain Disabled Children Program (Katie Beckett) are not eligible for Wellness PHA benefits.
Our address is:
Department of Health & Welfare, Division of Medicaid
3232 Elder Street
Boise, Idaho 83705